Tag: energy

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Yacht Power Station

‘Electric’ and ‘silent’ is the only way to describe what the boating-sector is about to become! Now, the Dutch company Soel Yachts are developing electric travel at sea via their SoelCat 12 vessel. Soel Yachts want to revolutionize the boating…

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Upcycle To The Max

The Australian architecture firm Alexander Symes has choreographed used-materials into a wonderful new home. Using their “closed-loop zero-waste” concept they have managed to re-purpose materials to construct an amazing home. Their ‘upcycled’ house (a 1,100-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath family home) is…

Ecocapsule

The Ecocapsule is a micro off-grid, transportable, living-quarter. If you’re the kind of person who likes to holiday on a remote mountaintop or jungle in eco-friendly fashion then this could be for you! The ecocapsule is surfing on the latest…

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Graphene Paint Efficiency

The strongest material currently known to science is graphene. It is used in a diverse range of objects from condoms to contact lenses. Now, the Graphene Company, have created the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive substance to be offered…

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Billionaire Science Yacht

The Norwegian off-shore drilling billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke (who apparently began his career as a simple fisherman) is single-handedly funding the creation of a huge yacht to be used for marine research. The vessel will have the capacity to collect,…

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SolSource Solar Stove

One Earth Designs has begun crowd-funding their solar cooker in preparation for the summer! Simply put, their ‘SolSource Sport’ is 100 percent powered by the sun and heats-up five times faster than a charcoal-grill by intensely focusing light. The result;…

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Going it 100% Renewable

The Swiss have just passed a new energy law! This law adamantly promotes ‘renewable’ energy and bans nuclear power plants to effectively shut-down any talk of future investment in nuclear energy. It is a truly monumental decision that brings Switzerland…

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THE LEAN, MEAN (& GREEN) ELEXTRA

Inspired by classic Italian supercars and soon to start hand-built production in Germany, the Elextra is giving Tesla’s electric car a run for its money! By drawing on modern technology this vehicle is redefining the notion of the supercar, offering…

SMART BLINDS

Blinds could soon be powering your home as well as offering shade! Now, SolarGaps have developed ‘smart blinds’ that track sun-movement (via app) which will reduce the energy consumption of a building (by as much as 70%) and cut financial…

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The New Thai Village

One Bangkok, is a $3.5 billion, 16.7-acre mixed-use development project from Mr. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, one of Thailand’s richest businessman. Mr. Sirivadhanabhakdi has recently joined forces with architecture office SOM to develop the first LEED Platinum certification for a Neighborhood Development…